THE CHEF. THE DREAM.
At a young age, Chef Cong began his culinary career as a commercial tuna fisherman. Working in the Gulf set his standards high to only serve the freshest ingredients and locally sourcing when possible. His travels and training under many great chefs inspired him to create his own interpretation of Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine. His love affair with food could be tasted through his cooking.
When the opportunity came to open his own restaurant, his culinary baby UMAMI was born. We strive daily to bring creative modern takes on sushi and Japanese cuisine to Baton Rouge.
Discover a new flavor, U M A M I .
It's what your tastebuds
have been longing for.
umami: a loan word from the Japanese which can be translated as a "pleasant savory taste, is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltiness).
Cuisine Considered: Umami
Japanese Bistro // Country Roads Magazine
Dish: Umami's Green Tea Crepe Cake// inRegister
First Look at Umami Japanese Bistro // 225 Magazine
Leftovers: Jams, Beer and a New Japanese Bistro // The Advocate
Umami Japanese Bistro, Dynamic Food and Presentation //
Da' Stylish Foodie